Sure, Merck’s Vaccines Division, Julie Gerberding confirmed to CBS News while she was Director of the CDC that, “if you’re predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism.” That’s just a loose tie though. That’s not the MMR vaccine CAUSING autism.
And that explains why the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) confirmed to CBS News that of 1322 cases of vaccine injury compensation settled out of court by the US Government saying, “We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.” Settling outside of court isn’t admitting fault. It’s not wanting to waste more time. I mean, that’s just kind of how “settling” works. Since there is a very loose and indirect tie, they would have been tied up in courts for decades to come.
So, are there any known causes of autism? Well, in 2002, Walter Orenstein, M.D. wrote Assistant Surgeon General, Director National Immunization Program in a letter to the UK’s Chief Medical Officer saying, “… rubella (congenital rubella syndrome) is one of the few proven causes of autism,“
That’s why the CDC urges us so strongly to get the MMR vaccination. I mean, contracting the disease is bad enough, and now we know that the disease can cause autism! The CDC states on its website, “The rubella vaccine is a live attenuated (weakened) virus which is usually given as part of the MMR vaccine (protecting against measles, mumps, and rubella).” So, that’s what the R stands for in MMR.
The CDC goes on to say, “Rubella vaccination is particularly important for non-immune women who may become pregnant because of the risk for serious birth defects if they acquire the disease during pregnancy.” Yeah, I mean, especially since congenital rubella is a known cause of autism, you definitely do not want to risk your baby being exposed to rubella in the womb!
Thank goodness the vaccine is a weakened strain of the live virus. Otherwise, I might worry that exposure to the live vaccine might end up causing autism.
So anyway, there you have it, clear as day. The MMR vaccine does not cause autism. Exposure to rubella can though.